Pinolite ~ A Funky Crystal Friend!

Pinolite ~ A Funky Crystal Friend!

Pinolite is a generic name for a rare mixture of Dolomite, Graphite & Magnesite found only in Austria.  The small white flecks in the grey/black matrix look like pine kernals or little seeds and the literal translation of Pinolite means 'pine stone'. Although Pinolite was discovered in 1873, it is an fairly unknown mineral that isn't mentioned … [Read more...]

Turquoise ~ The Traveller’s Stone

Turquoise ~ The Traveller’s Stone

Turquoise ~ such a beautiful colour and such a beautiful stone!  There are so many different variations and colours of Turquoise, but for general purposes and the ease of writing a blog that doesn't take all day........ I'll try and stick to those that are most readily available in the market today. The word turquoise comes from the old French … [Read more...]